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Some exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that we’ve welcomed Judi Byrne to lead Theodora Children's Charity as our new CEO.

Judi has spent her entire professional career within healthcare settings in both the NHS and charity sector. 

I am thrilled to have started with Theodora Children’s Charity as CEO for the UK.  The Giggle Doctor programme is so special and makes a tremendous difference to the lives of children and their families during the most difficult of times. Since arriving, I have been so impressed by the sheer commitment and enthusiasm of everyone I meet to bring joy and laughter when it’s needed most.

It’s a very exciting time to be joining the charity in its 25th year and a great opportunity to build on excellent foundations to grow our Giggle Doctor programme. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming months and years. 

Judy meeting the Giggle Doctors

Judi has already been busy visiting the Giggle Doctors and we are so excited for all the laughter and giggles she’ll help bring to sick and disabled children over the course of the next few months.